Do you know how St. Valentine become allied with love and romance?
St. Valentine, a man, who martyred on February 14, late in the third century A.D. – this is what we know about St. Valentine. But, whenever it comes to fine points about the life of St. Valentine, tale often replaces fact.
Saint Valentine’s Day, also well-known as Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is the liturgical festivity and romantic holiday observed on February 14th, each year. It’s celebrated in various countries around the globe, although it’s not a holiday in most of those countries.
For each year of February 14th, countless people exchange cards, candy, wishes, SMS, gifts or red roses with each other with their special “Valentine”. The day of love we call it as “Valentine’s Day” is entitled after a Christian martyr and eras back to the 5th century, but has roots in the Roman holiday Lupercalia.
As you celebrate this Valentine’s Day every year, know the full story behind the holiday and find out the facts about the St. Valentine. A man for whom the day is titled, as well as some other exciting and interesting facts about St. Valentine and history’s most romantic holiday.
I Bet You Didn’t Know these Facts about St. Valentine
Other Exciting & Interesting Facts about St. Valentine
- The St. Valentine, who encouraged the holiday, may have been two different men.
- In all, there are around a dozen St. Valentines, plus a bishop of Rome.
- Valentine is the patron saint of beekeepers and epilepsy, among several other things.
- You can find St. Valentine’s skull in Rome.
- Chaucer may have dreamt up Valentine’s Day.
- You can have a good time Valentine’s Day several times a year.
- Did you know that about 150 million cards are exchanged each Valentine’s Day?